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Position Summary:

The Sr. FP&A Manager will have direct responsibility for supporting the financial planning and analysis efforts for the division leadership team. This role is responsible to coordinate and consolidate month-end close and forecasting processes of the Finance team and reports directly to the Director of FP&A. The Sr. FP&A Manager will contribute to the development and execution of the annual operating plan (AOP) and play an integral part in aligning the team goals with division leadership expectations.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Financial Analysis and Reporting:
    • Provide timely and thorough monthly and quarterly reporting to Division President and leadership team, to include:
      • Key P&L and scorecard drivers
      • Outlook summary
      • Foreign exchange impact
      • Bridge analysis for actual results, forecast, and plan
      • Other Ad hoc analysis based on performance / trends
    • Proactively manage reporting and analysis of headcount to guide business decisions and appropriate action
    • Provide financial metrics and analyses to facilitate sound business decisions (e.g. ratio trends, profitability by business segment, customer profitability, etc.)
    • Perform special projects and ad-hoc financial reporting as required.
    • Partner with Corporate IT Finance to drive standardized and automated reporting, adhering to requirements and driving better visibility across IT function
    • Meet or exceed requirements of Corporate reporting deadlines
  • Planning and Forecasting:
    • Assist Director of FP&A with all key annual operating plan tasks including:
      • Target setting
      • Developing annual operating plan guidance / templates
      • Building AOP calendar – key deliverable due dates, review meetings, etc.
      • Building the AOP management review package
      • Assist in preparation of AOP to Group
      • Leverage business partner, business acumen, and technical skills to develop robust plan for Division functional leaders
  • Leading:
    • Manage team of 3 individuals supporting FP&A processes and Opex Functions
    • Coach, mentor and develop team to drive continuous improvement reporting and analytics
    • Lead business partners through Annual Operating and Strategic Planning processes
    • Lead senior leadership team in coordinating the preparation of consolidated Quarterly Business Review presentations
    • Lead strategic initiatives across multiple functions and locations to improve profitability and meet AOP goals

Preferred characteristics:

  • Track record of developing high level of credibility and forging solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure
  • The successful candidate also has very good overall business skills; he/she does not limit the scope of responsibilities to finance & accounting, but helps to develop solutions to broad business issues.
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior financial and functional leaders.
  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a complex global business environment
  • Drives a culture of accountability
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, handling multiple tasks in a complex environment with strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is preferred
  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry is desired
  • The successful candidate will be a well-rounded financial analyst with an operational focus. He/she should have a minimum of five to eight years of progressively responsible business experience.
  • Experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) or strong aptitude for multi-dimensional financial reporting databases
  • The successful candidate should expect travel of 5% - 10%
  • Superior quantitative and analytical capabilities with Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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